We Train Hard
Whether you are looking to teach or to deepen your knowledge of yoga, Y7 Studio’s comprehensive Teacher Training programs will give you the tools to do so. Each of our programs are created in alignment with the Yoga Alliance guidelines, while going above and beyond the requirements by providing our students with more contact hours, hands-on experience and practical teaching applications.
TEACHER TRAINING OFFERINGS
200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING
Y7 Studio’s 200-Hour Teacher Training adheres the Yoga Alliance guidelines, while simultaneously going above and beyond the requirements by providing you with more contact hours, more hands-on experience and practical teaching than any other program.
Upon completion of the program, you will be able to register as a Registered Yoga Teacher-200 with the Yoga Alliance.
Y7 Studio’s Continuing Education Program is designed for both yoga teachers and yoga practitioners who are looking to deepen their knowledge of yoga and/or take their teaching to the next level. All workshops are open to everyone regardless of teaching certification, however, 200-hour Registered Yoga Teachers may complete modules which add up to a 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teaching Certification. There is no time limit to complete your 300-hour program through Y7’s Continuing Education and participants may work at their own pace.
The Y7 Mentorship Program focuses on real world teaching experience, breaking out of your comfort zone and stepping into the role of yoga teacher. During our six week Mentorship Program, you will be encouraged to move away from any self-limiting beliefs around teaching yoga and to move toward tackling any obstacles that are preventing you from being the best teacher you can be.
Y7 is proud of offer a partial scholarship to one participant per training as a way to provide yoga and its benefits to those who are already involved in service within their community and will continue to share the practice through the skill of teaching yoga.
Y7 is proud of offer a scholarship to one participant per training as a way to provide yoga and its benefits to those who are already involved in service within their community and will continue to share the practice through the skill of teaching yoga.
200-HOUR NYC FALL WEEKENDS
September 7 - November 17
Saturdays + Sundays
9:00am - 6:00pm
Excludes October 26 + 27
APPLIED ANATOMY WEEKEND
Friday, October 25 | 6pm - 9pm
Saturday, October 26 | 9am - 6pm
Sunday, October 27 | 9am - 6pm
Friday, December 6 | 6pm - 9pm
Saturday, December 7 | 9am - 6pm
Sunday, December 8 | 9am - 6pm
MEDITATION AND PRANAYAMA
Friday, February 14 | 6pm - 9pm
Saturday, February 15 | 9am - 6pm
Sunday, February 16 | 9am - 6pm
MEET THE TEACHERS
Hillary Wright is a yoga and meditation teacher and has been for almost a decade. Hillary travels internationally teaching yoga teacher trainings and retreats and holds a 500 ERYT with the Yoga Alliance. She holds a Master's Degree in Applied Physiology from Columbia University. She has an extensive training background studying with many world renowned teachers in the lineages of Ashtanga, Sivananda and Vinyasa, and has taught thousands of hours in these lineages. Her extensive background studying the Ashtanga Vinyasa system brings a solid foundation to her trainings while her deep understanding of Vinyasa Yoga makes her trainings accessible and well-rounded. Hillary has spent the past decade studying all aspects of yoga and teaching. She has spent time living in an ashram in India, teaching in packed studios across New York City, and everything in-between. Hillary is a direct and compassionate teacher who loves to share the art of practicing and teaching yoga.
Kristen Nichols is a Vinyasa and Restorative yoga teacher and teacher trainer that holds a 500 ERYT with the Yoga Alliance. In 2010 Kristen began her teaching journey in Colorado where she taught and eventually co-owned a yoga studio. She has studied and holds a deep knowledge of a variety of styles that inspire her teachings including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin and more. Pulling from 15 years of classical ballet training her classes have an essence of fluidity and physical intuition combined with an emphasis on strength and foundation. Kristen is a playful instructor who provides an energetic and intelligent practice for her students.
Casey Layne Anderson is a yoga instructor, meditation teacher, lululemon ambassador, and yoga teacher trainer currently residing and teaching in New York City. With a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Carnegie Mellon University, Casey’s passion for acting and singing is directly related to her passion for teaching yoga. Both art forms require presence, connection (to self and others), surrender, and intention. Because of Casey's sensitivity to connection and creating a meaningful experience, her classes defy the usual and provide a special space for students to move through any perceived limitations, mentally and physically. Casey has extensive experience teaching yoga as well as leading yoga teacher trainings in Denver, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and New York City. From professional athletes to yogis with extreme physical and mental disabilities, Casey is honored to pass along a practice that has been so meaningful in her life.
Molly Elizabeth Rice has been teaching a variety of yoga styles for the past six years and practicing yoga for the past ten. With a background in classical dance and a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, Molly has always been fascinated with movement and the mind body connection. Molly has trained in Vinyasa, Traditional Hot, Hatha, and Thai Yoga Massage. She has studied under master teachers both nationally and internationally in a variety of lineages and loves to practice and teach yoga abroad. A forever student, Molly is constantly deepening her personal practice and continually studying philosophy, psychology, and various yoga related healing modalities. She is humbled and honored to teach both students and teachers alike and intends to continue exploring and sharing yoga around the world indefinitely.
Joanna Cohen is a yoga teacher (RYT500) and health coach based in NYC. Since 2012 she's studied vinyasa yoga, hatha yoga and trauma informed yoga among other practices. Her most formative training experiences have been through the Sivananda lineage in South India where she lived, worked and studied. Joanna is passionate about teaching students to build their yoga practice on the mat and take it into their lives.
Michelle Martini is a reiki-attuned yoga teacher and meditation guide, certified in over 2,000 hours of yoga trainings. Her unique style of teaching is inspired by the diverse dimensions of yoga she has studied, including: hatha and vinyasa yoga, meditation, Thai yoga massage, aromatherapy, prenatal yoga, and the art of sequencing. She has received initiations from several master teachers, most notably: restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Lassater (the founder of restorative yoga) and yoga nidra with Yogi Charu, under the Satyananda Saraswati lineage. In addition to her classes and workshops at Y7, Michelle facilitates international teacher trainings and retreats. She is the creator of Y7’s Heavily Meditated workshops and author of the book Guiding Yoga Nidra.